A Poem, Pandora’s Box

A little Greek Mythology anyone?How about Pandora’s box? I can remember learning about the Greek myth of Pandora’s box back in high school and thinking, “Wow, what an interesting myth.”Long story short, Pandora was sculpted from clay by the Greek God Hephaestus and was purposely given deceitful gifts by the Gods to punish mankind. SheContinue reading “A Poem, Pandora’s Box”

A Poem, The Devil visits

I wrote this poem alongside a chapter introduction of my upcoming novel. I had just finished the chapter introduction and the character dialogue when the below poem fell into place, so I just went with the flow.I’ve added the chapter introduction and the dialogue directly after the poem to give more context. In short, aContinue reading “A Poem, The Devil visits”

A Poem, The Ill-fated Astronaut

Dramatis Personae: A 40’s something astronaut and his escape pod, which is now his coffin of sorts.Setting: Deep space This poem follows the last few moments of an astronaut on an ill-fated space mission. Out of desperation, he rushed to an escape pod. Due to an explosion of the shuttle, the pod’s trajectory was thrownContinue reading “A Poem, The Ill-fated Astronaut”

A Poem, No More Pins

I wrote this poem yesterday, and it is written from an interesting perspective. It is a doll that knows its purpose but does not want to be punished for wrongdoings anymore. I anticipate the pinsSharp with pain, it pierces meNow the healing beginsMy lips sewn shut but still I pleaI don’t want to feel thisContinue reading “A Poem, No More Pins”

A Poem, Pluck These Strings

I wrote this poem yesterday. It just came to me out of nowhere, so I just decided to go along for the ride. It follows the grueling grind of a puppet’s life and its personal struggle. With a tug and pull, I’m brought to lifeI’ve danced for peasants and kingsI do not want to liveContinue reading “A Poem, Pluck These Strings”

A Poem, The Werewolf

And now I’m going to venture back into the macabre, dark poetry side for a moment. In this poem, I wrote about one of my favorite mythical beasts growing up, the werewolf. I grew up on movies like The Wolfman, The Howling, Silver Bullet, Wolf (Jack Nicholson), An American Werewolf in London, and Teen WolfContinue reading “A Poem, The Werewolf”

A Poem, The Exiled

Dramatis Personae: An independent thinker in an unapproving world.Setting: A courtroom of a totalitarian society. Your punishment for not falling in line will be swiftYou have chosen a path of disobedience of authorityYour philosophy has broken our world, causing a riftSo now your fate has been decided by this majorityThe only wrong I’ve done was speakContinue reading “A Poem, The Exiled”

A Poem, Déjà vu

I wrote this poem a little while ago and it touches on déjà vu with a sci-fi twist. We’ve all had the feeling like we’ve done it all before, but we can’t put our fingers on it.The poor soul in the poem finds out why he has the feeling in a mind-bending way. I’ve walkedContinue reading “A Poem, Déjà vu”

A Poem, The Failed Deity

Dramatis Personae: An egotistical person that, by happenstance, stumbled across a tiny speck of a civilization to lord over.Setting: Earth, parallel universe. All praise me for your deity has comePraise me until your jaws are brokenNo mutiny under my thumbYour fearsome God has spokenI’ll rule with an iron fistPut those able hands to laborOr I’ll crushContinue reading “A Poem, The Failed Deity”

A Poem, The Accusing Sun

In an upcoming novel that I am currently writing, the protagonist wrote the journal entry below: “The sun shines bright, glaring at a person like an accusing eye, an eye that had its eyelid torn off to mitigate the temptation of blinking. It refuses to lose sight of us as we wallow in the mire.”Continue reading “A Poem, The Accusing Sun”